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CCE-802 Advanced Practice Skills
Campus C3A
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Advanced Practice Skills
Course Code CCE-802
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes Career counseling sessions, recordings, evaluation
Course Objectives
  • Define different career guidance and developmental approaches used frequently in career counselling practices
  • Explain the set of required professional skills and techniques related to different approaches that are used for career exploration during the careers counselling interviews
  • Assess the role of reflective practice for continuous professional and career development
  • Develop effective solution focused group work strategies to address the needs of clients’ personal development and career progression
  • Discover gender based needs and implications of providing multicultural career counselling to diverse population
  • Comprehend the role of a career counsellor in providing advocacy and referral to clients and the ethical issues involved in the process
Detail Content
  • Prior experience /Introductory Session
    • Consideration of participants’ prior experience of counselling skills. What are the main ingredients of an effective interview?
    • Reflection on own practice.
    • Expectations from the course
    • Delivery and assessment model
  • Approaches to career guidance and personal development
    • Person-centered approach
    • Constructivist or narrative approach
    • Motivational and solution-focused approach
  • Writing peer reflective reports
    • Critical reflection on peer’s interviews
    • How to deal with feedback
    Group Work - 1
    • Introduction to group work
    • Dynamics of group work
    • Group counselling: methods and skills
    • The role of a career counsellor in group counselling
    Group Work – 2
      Solution Focused group work
      Arrange group activities to conduct formal group work session for university/college/school students
      Gender Based Issues in Career Counselling Multicultural counselling
      • Characteristics and dynamics of a multicultural group
      • Issues and trends of a diverse group
      • Strategies for working with a multicultural group
      Advocacy and referrals
      • Understanding of different professional roles
      • Counsellor’s professional role in advocacy
      • How to manage referrals
      • Ethical issues and laws involved in referrals
Text/Ref Books
  • Ali, L., & Graham, B. (1996) The Counselling Approach to Careers Guidance. London: Routledge.
  • Amundson, N. (2003) Active Engagement: enhancing the career counselling process. Richmond: ErgonCommunocations.
  • Argyris, C. and Schön, D. (1974) Theory in Practice: Increasing Professional Effectiveness. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Carslaw, E. (2001) Solution Focused Counselling as an assessment tool. Newscheck, July 2001.
  • Corey, G. (2012) Theory and Practice of Group Counseling (8th ed.). CA: Brooks/Cole 
  • McMahon, M. & Patton, W. (2006) Career Counselling: Constructivist Approaches. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Mearns, D., and Thorne, B. (1999) Person Centered Counselling in Action. London: Sage.
  • Miller, W. R. &Rollnick, S. (1991 & 2002) Motivational Interviewing: preparing people to change. London: The Guilford Press.
  • Nelson-Jones, R. (1993) Practical Counselling and Helping Skills. London: Cassell.
  • Peavy, R. V. (web site) Socio-dynamic Counselling: A Constructivist Perspective.
  • Sharry, J. (2001) Solution Focused Group Work. London: SAGE.
  • Zunker, V. G. (2002) Career counseling: applied concepts of life planning (6th edition). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole -Thomson Learning.
  • Web site: National Guidance Research Forum:
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2017
Faculty/Resource Person Name:               Dr Aamna Saleem Khan
Qualification:     PhD
Discipline:         Social Sciences
Specialization:   Science Education, Educational Psychology, Teacher’s Education